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THE WELSH OUTLOOK NOTES OF THE MONTH 199 OLD MEMORIES 203 BORROWS "WILD WALES" 208 HATE 211 A WELSH ISLAND AND ITS ABBEY 213 SEPTEMBER, 1922. I in Mr. Arthur Griffith we have to mourn one of the greatest of Celtic statesmen. It is, indeed, a pride to us to think that like Thomas Davis, the poet, he was of Welsh extraction, descended from an old Quaker stock. He achieved a success greater than fell to the lot of any Irish leader of the nineteenth century, and one which will probably prove more permanent than that of Grattan in the eighteenth. In Wales we have known nothing of its kind. His triumph was due to the fact that he devoted his life to the political education of Ireland by his pen, and made no attempt to enter Parliament until his main purpose had been achieved and the victory, in effect, won. In this the young generation of Welshmen may find a moral. It is an im- pressive fact that a man who proved himself in political discussion and negotiation the equal of the Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor was content for the greater part of his life to edit a newspaper which had only a small circulation; but by so doing he created a public opinion on Nationalist questions for which it would be difficult to find a parallel in Europe. One of the most interesting things about Arthur Griffith was the character of his nationalism. He did not, as is very often the case, combine The Editor does not necessarily identify himself with the opinions of contributors to The Welsh Outlook." Editorial responsibility is limited to the views expressed in the Notes of the Month." Manuscripts sent should be accompanied by a stamped and addressed envelope. Where there is no vision the people perish." NOTES OF THE MONTH PAGE BANGOR NORMAL COLLEGE 215 THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES 217 Annual Subscription. 7/6. CONTENTS: his advanced Nationalist views with extreme labour and radical views. For this reason, for instance, he set himself, to the surprise of many, against the Larkin strike policy. Parnellism, he declared, had estranged the landlords and the aristocracy from the Nationalist cause, and an extreme Labour policy would, he argued, estrange the middle classes. It was not so much that he was against Labour, but to his mind self- government must come first. Another in- teresting fact about him was that, like Thomas Davis, whom in so many ways he resembled, he blended the political with the literary movement, and was himself a pro- found student of the history of his own and other countries. It was in the story of modern Hungary that he discovered the policy of abstention from rather than ob- struction in Parliament as the right policy for Ireland to pursue. Like the majority of the Hungarian patriots, he was prepared to accept the supremacy of the Crown of the rival nationality, but would have no part or lot in a so-called Imperial Parliament, and events have fully justified the sound- ness of his view. As a man of peace he opposed violence, and did his best to pre- vent the tragedy of Easter week, which, strangely enough, brought him into fame. PA.GE CORRESPONDENCE 218 WELSH WOMAN'S PAGE 220 POETRY 216 219 Half Year, 3/9 (post free) PAGE